Evidence and recommendations for oncologic clinical exercise - A personalized treatment concept for cancer patients [Onkologische Trainings- und Bewegungstherapie (OTT): Ein personalisiertes Behandlungskonzept für Krebspatienten]
Georg Thieme Verlag
Faculty of Health, Engineering and Science
Health and Wellness Institute
Oncological treatments can lead to acute and chronic cancer related toxicities. In recent years, a large number of clinical studies have reported positive effects of exercise to the bio-psycho-social regeneration of cancer patients. However, very few evidence-based programs have been implemented into practice with little opportunity for cancer patients to engage in such programs. Reviews and RCT studies on exercise and cancer are showing that specific exercise programs have a positive impact on fatigue syndrome, urinary incontinence, lymphedema, polyneuropathy, arthralgia, and androgen deprivation related toxicities. With the increasing evidence for exercise oncology interventions, recommendations arising from clinical trials should be translated into clinical practice and this should be viewed as an important next step in this fast moving field of exercise oncology. For that the personalized treatment concept "Oncologic clinical exercise" (OTT) was developed.
Article in German.
Baumann, F. T., Hallek, M., Meyer, J., Galvao, D., Bloch, E., & Elter, T. (2015) Onkologische Trainings- und Bewegungstherapie (OTT): Ein personalisiertes Behandlungskonzept für Krebspatienten (Evidence and recommendations for oncologic clinical exercise – a personalized treatment concept for cancer patients). In Deutsche Medizinische Wochenschrift, 140(19), 1457-2461. Available here.